The 30 Best Movie Posters of 2011

As a brilliant series of collages recently demonstrated, movie posters are prone to cliché. You’ve got your quirky Sundance breakthroughs with their sunny yellow backgrounds, your romantic comedy heroines in their bright red dresses, your freaky horror-movie eye close-up. So it’s always refreshing to see a poster that strays from the norm, whether it be a funny parody, a nostalgic style homage, or a bold still from the movie that piques our curiosity. After the jump, we’ve collected some of our favorite film posters of 2011, from movies both wonderful and terrible.

Another Happy Day

It’s like the Mad Men intro went to the water park.